THE MOBILE PAYMENTS REPORT: Key strategies that wallet providers can implement to break from disappointing growth

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. In the US, the in-store mobile wallet space is becoming increasingly crowded. Most customers have an option provided by their smartphone vendor, like Apple, Android, or Samsung Pay. But those are often supplemented by a myriad of options from other players, ranging from tech firms like PayPal, to banks and card issuers, to major retailers and restaurants. With that proliferation of options, one would expect to see a surge in adoption. But that’s not the case — though Business Insider Intelligence projects that US… Read More

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UHP: Drunken driver crashes into Ephraim ambulance, causes rollover

EPHRAIM — A drunken driver crashed into an Ephraim ambulance Saturday night, causing the ambulance to roll and two emergency medical technicians inside to suffer minor injuries, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at 11:13 p.m. about three miles north of Ephraim, when the driver of an SUV drove through a stop sign on state Route 132 and struck the ambulance broadside as it was traveling south on state Route 89, according to a news release from UHP. The impact caused the ambulance to roll, and two EMTs in the back of the ambulance who were not wearing seat belts suffered injuries not believed to be life… Read More

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s song choice for first dance will shock you

We know the date, we know the place, we know the carriage ride, we even know the flavor of the cake! So, it seems like we are almost done putting together all the pieces of the May 19 royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But what about the song choice for their first dance? Well, we know that too! And we bet no one saw this coming. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Netflix’s John Woo movie Manhunt plays like a joyous parody of his action classics

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review was originally published after Manhunt’s debut at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It is being reposted to coincide with the film’s premiere on Netflix. It’s always possible that John Woo could have played the doves straight. The Hong Kong director behind action classics like Hard Boiled and A Better Tomorrow (and later American action movies including Face/Off and Broken Arrow) has turned the image of doves flying across the screen during a firefight into a signature trope, suggesting the end of innocence and the arrival of chaos. But his… Read More

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YouTube removed hundreds of videos that promoted a homework cheating site

Hundreds of YouTube channels have had their videos removed from the site following a BBC investigation that found the widespread promotion of an essay-writing service as a way for students to cheat at school. Last week, the BBC published an investigation which found that more than 250 channels had promoted a Ukranian company called EduBirdie, which sells essays to desperate students. The company says that its services are useful for “research into the subject, generating initial input for for further reasoning and citations…paraphrasing in accordance with major educational standards as well as tailored to your college / university guidelines for plagiarism.” It sponsored hundreds of YouTube channels, who told their… Read More

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Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Video Is Full Of Harsh Truths

Last night, Donald Glover performed his new single “This Is America” midway through a successful appearance on Saturday Night Live (where, graduating from fledgling to fully-formed polymath, he did double-duty as host and musical guest). A four-minute-long video debuted online in tandem. Through the “This Is America” video Glover, as Childish Gambino, takes on the complicated relationship between race, guns, and American capitalism. The video opens with a choir (singing, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away”) backing Glover’s first verse: “We just want to party, party just for you,” he sings. “We just want the money, money just for you.” A beat comes in; the music’s lightness evokes the feeling… Read More

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